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Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,231
Posted By Kommando
By this ONE example you give, are you trying to...

By this ONE example you give, are you trying to say that NOBODY'S ABS has ever failed to work properly, and NOBODY'S ABS will EVER fail to work properly?

The boyscouts of America don't carry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Kommando
PacSafe bags pack small when not in use. ...

PacSafe bags pack small when not in use.

Get a Xena disc-lock with a cable adapter, and a 15'-30' security cable from Home Depot or Lowes, to lock the bike frame and wheels to a streetlamp or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By Kommando
I ride in states without helmet laws. I still...

I ride in states without helmet laws. I still wear helmets.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By Kommando
If they're staying within sight of the bike, why...

If they're staying within sight of the bike, why not?

If they're not, I don't even trust the helmet locks, and I usually remove them from my bikes. That's what a topcase, PacSafe bag, a...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 275,491
Posted By Kommando
What if we want the ABS model?

What if we want the ABS model?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,415
Posted By Kommando
Yup. Most people seem to forget this. My...

Yup. Most people seem to forget this.

My wife's Suzuki SX4 has excellent brakes for being about the cheapest 4WD, rated for over 30MPG, that was offered at the time. It stops decently quick,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kommando
I wish I could get a polar vortex installed in my...

I wish I could get a polar vortex installed in my yard. :cry


It aint the heat by me. The 14 months/yr of humidity means that my sweat is sweating.
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,231
Posted By Kommando
A bike with no brakes can probably be ridden back...

A bike with no brakes can probably be ridden back to pavement.

A bike with a dead fuelpump or engine-killing sensor probably can't be.


I like EFI...on bikes that stay close to civilization....
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Kommando
Not if you're the tanker for your riding...

Not if you're the tanker for your riding group...especially exploring someplace like out south of Fredonia AZ. Go check out the Tuweap area. Gas stations are slightly further apart than I'd like out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Kommando
Knobs, especially up front. Half-assed DS tires...

Knobs, especially up front. Half-assed DS tires don't cut it on real dirt.

Don't be afraid to gas it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Kommando
Set up the ergos for your comfort and get a...

Set up the ergos for your comfort and get a throttle-lock.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kommando
Consider the IRC TR8 up front. It's a little more...

Consider the IRC TR8 up front. It's a little more open than the TKC and about half the price.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Kommando
I just turned 42 on July 9. I bought a DR650...

I just turned 42 on July 9. I bought a DR650 almost 3yrs ago and started riding dirt. I pretty much just went out and started having fun in the sand and mud. I'd watch a few instructional videos on...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,231
Posted By Kommando
Racing can be broken into different classes....

Racing can be broken into different classes. Electronic aids should be optional and switchable for the private consumers, IMO.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,516
Posted By Kommando
Yeah, EFI can run really nice, and the larger Jap...

Yeah, EFI can run really nice, and the larger Jap thumpers are definitely lagging as far as suspension and power goes. Aftermarket helps, but I guess not everybody wants to have to build a DR790 or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Kommando
MSF offers the BRC, ERC, and ARC. They also offer...

MSF offers the BRC, ERC, and ARC. They also offer dirt courses. If you don't already ride dirt, and haven't attended a dirt course, I'd recommend one. Then I'd ride a lot of dirt, preferably with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,525
Posted By Kommando
Also notice that most cornering done in dirt/SM...

Also notice that most cornering done in dirt/SM method is done at lower speeds. If you're riding a heavier bike at higher speeds, the more important things to take away from riding dirt trails with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,525
Posted By Kommando
Yes. On many dirt-capable bikes, there is a...

Yes. On many dirt-capable bikes, there is a weight bias to the rear. This can aid in clearing trail obstacles by making wheelies easier. However, this can also cause the front tire to be looser than...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,231
Posted By Kommando
What does a CV carb have to do with torque...

What does a CV carb have to do with torque output? Several bikes can put down serious torque with CV carbs. They just may not have the throttle response of a pumper-carbed or EFId bike.

Brakes are...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,252
Posted By Kommando
Commuting, short trips, and no real offroad? Have...

Commuting, short trips, and no real offroad? Have you thought about the CB500X, DL650, MT-07, or Versys 650?
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Kommando
I've used those. They require more space than...

I've used those. They require more space than fuses, but if you're using non-capped fuseholders, they work fine.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Kommando
Weld a big nut onto it. You could even...

Weld a big nut onto it.

You could even drill the head off it first. Then weld a nut onto whatever is sticking out after the rotor pops off.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By Kommando
Unless you want to ride 2up, or you pack really...

Unless you want to ride 2up, or you pack really heavy, you should be fine. You will want to get appropriate springs and suspension valving for the weight to get the best out of the suspension. Power...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,525
Posted By Kommando
A paved track course may not do you nearly as...

A paved track course may not do you nearly as much good as riding technical dirt trails with a variety of surfaces. Paved track surfaces are usually kept too perfect. Public roads are not. Technical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,219
Posted By Kommando
I was once getting ready to pull a right out of...

I was once getting ready to pull a right out of an Autozone one evening, onto a street that had poor lighting. It was a dark night and there was a bit of traffic. I saw an opening, and started...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,231
Posted By Kommando
People ride R1s and other silly-powered bikes in...

People ride R1s and other silly-powered bikes in dirt without all sorts of electronic aids. Somehow, they don't fall on their asses constantly.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,516
Posted By Kommando
I've run several carbs in the mtns without issue...

I've run several carbs in the mtns without issue too though. Off the beaten path, I don't feel that EFI is any real advantage, and may actually be a potential liability. Gravity never goes out of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Kommando
Use dielectric grease on connections to reduce...

Use dielectric grease on connections to reduce arcing. Without it, some is to be expected with an LED neutral indicator, as LEDs often don't require much voltage at all to illuminate. You will also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Kommando
That one looks a bit bulky, and like it would be...

That one looks a bit bulky, and like it would be best off kept in a tankbag or something.

I've used a 12V receptacle from Cycle Gear that mounts directly onto the DR's handlebars, between the...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,697
Views: 513,257
Posted By Kommando
PowerMadd risers may be a little sturdier.

PowerMadd risers may be a little sturdier.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Kommando
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 46,865
Posted By Kommando
That writer can't get his facts straight...

That writer can't get his facts straight anyway...DR650 is air/oil-cooled, NOT air-cooled like Honda's XR650L is.

The weights are not usually lies either. People just can't understand what...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kommando
17" Shinko 244 or T63 rear will take you almost...

17" Shinko 244 or T63 rear will take you almost anywhere that a KLR will go, and they still handle pavement nicely when scrubbed in. Either runs around $50-$70.

21" IRC TR8 front is aggressive...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,415
Posted By Kommando
I understand now, how so many riders die every...

I understand now, how so many riders die every year. I understand now, how there are so many vehicle collisions in a place like central FL, even though the roads are mostly flat, straight, not icy,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By Kommando
It used to be that you could buy a used plated...

It used to be that you could buy a used plated WR450F from another state and plate it in CA if it had more than 7500 miles on it. I don't know if this still applies though.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,666
Posted By Kommando
I already have 2 DR650s. They are nimble enough...

I already have 2 DR650s. They are nimble enough and powerful enough for most of my uses, or can be easily modified to be so...solo. Where they fall a bit short is in lazy power and the space for...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,666
Posted By Kommando
Would that make the bike as ridiculously heavy,...

Would that make the bike as ridiculously heavy, relatively speaking, as the existing XT660Z though?
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,666
Posted By Kommando
Mine either, but we already have plenty of...

Mine either, but we already have plenty of multi-cylinder adv-style bikes with 17" and 19" front wheels that are more suited to running twisties than running dirt. What we DON'T have much of is a...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,666
Posted By Kommando
I understand what you're saying, but 17" knob...

I understand what you're saying, but 17" knob selection has improved a bit in the last few years. I can find inexpensive DOT knobs or dirt-capable dualsport tires in 17" sizes now, like the T63 or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kommando
Yes to pretty much all. I'd cruise the...

Yes to pretty much all.

I'd cruise the Regional forums to see if anybody local would let you swap bikes for a bit, to try a few different ones.

You might be surprised how planted/relaxed a...
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